News and Media Archive for year 2009

Dec 18, 2009

Why Bottled Water May Be Back In 2010

From Forbes' Investopedia:
Bottled water sales had experienced rapid growth for more than a decade, as consumers embraced water over soda and other high-calorie beverages. Growth rates have slowed in recent years, due to market saturation, and have taken a more recent tumble on environmental concerns that...

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Dec 9, 2009

Bottled Water Regulation and Safety Featured in YouTube Video

In order to provide consumers with the facts about the regulation and safety of bottled water and tap water, the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)'s and BottledWatermatters.com, today released a new, two-and a half minute YouTube video, entitled "How Safe is Bottled Water?," which highlights the key similarities...

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Dec 2, 2009

BPA and the Scare Campaign

It’s a chemical that has been used in everyday plastic products like eyeglasses, medical equipment, bottles, and food can linings for over fifty years. But the compound Bisphenol A (BPA) has been the target of scare campaigns over the last few years. On one hand critics contend that BPA at low doses can...

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Nov 11, 2009

Of All The Issues: Bottled Water?

Tim Philp, writing for the The Examiner in the southern Ontario city of Brantford, questions why the city council debated banning bottled water at City Hall when there were much larger issues (transportation woes, for example) that needed to be considered.

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Nov 4, 2009

McScience?

George Mason University takes the USA Today to task over inaccurate reporting of the risk associated with BPA.  Get the inside scoop here.

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Oct 29, 2009

Atlanta Commuters Pick Bottled Water

Well now isn't this interesting. Bottled water: Healthy? Who knew!?!?
We of course mean that rather cynically. And Atlanta commuters on the MARTA trains understand just as we do: That bottled water is a healthy, convenient option when you're thirsty...

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Oct 27, 2009

What Am I Missing?

Beverage Spectrum's Barry Nathanson pens a spectacular beverage-industry point of view, taking issue with the non-issue that is the vocal minority's problem with bottled water.
Link to the full article here. But here's a solid excerpt...

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Oct 6, 2009

5,000 Gallons to Atlanta Flood Victims...And Counting

The numbers are starting to roll in for bottled water donation to the Atlanta floods.
5,000 gallons is what we've seen from Nestlé Waters North America. The water was delivered to the American Red Cross’ relief operation warehouse in Forest Park, Georgia, for distribution to communities. From a press release...

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Aug 11, 2009

Water coolers: a morale booster?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the water cooler...it's gone? Citing budgetary concerns, some corporations are opting to shed contracts with water cooler-delivery companies, the Toronto Star reports. Surely, a dime or two is saved in the process - we can't argue with that.

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Jul 28, 2009

The Ugly (un)Truth

Seems we can't escape the bottled water backlash even in the movies. In the new romantic comedy The Ugly Truth, there's two scenes where the discussion touches on how tap water 'is just like bottled water, except that it is regulated and bottled water isn’t.'

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